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Saudi Employer Allegedly Pointed Gun To Pinay Domestic Helper

Saudi Employer Allegedly Pointed Gun To Pinay Domestic Helper

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An OFW slammed accusations towards her employers in Saudi Arabia after allegedly maltreating her, reported by GMA News. In a video which was posted online, a certain Rose experienced continuous verbal abuse for her Saudi national employers, ever since she started work in June 2017. Aside from the verbal abuse, she was also not being fed well, pushed to work more than eight hours per day and her male employer even pointed a gun against her. “Pag pasok niya dun sa may tapat ng kusina nanakatay oako, tinutukan niyaa ko ng baril,” Rose recounted as she fears her life following the incident. Rose was also detained inside her employer’s house. She was able to ask for assistance from her agency in the Philippined but they didn’t believed her. Instead they asked her to pay P200,000 if
Viral Video: Filipina Maid Hostages And Threatened Employer With Knife In Saudi Arabia

Viral Video: Filipina Maid Hostages And Threatened Employer With Knife In Saudi Arabia

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A Filipina maid is currently under investigation after a video surfaced online showing her pointing knife to her employer. She also allegedly took the child of her employer as a hostage. The video which became viral online captured the entire act. In the said viral video, it can be seen that the Filipina domestic helper is very mad and even shouting to her employer while brandishing a knife. It can also be seen in the video that another woman tried to help the child who was kept hostage inside a room. They got the chance to hold the maid inside the room while waiting for the police to arrive. It is said that the cause of anger of the household help was when her employer found stolen stuff in her possession. The OFW was then arrested by police authorities for further i...
OFW in Saudi Arabia Asks For Help After Employer Locked Her in The Stockroom and Made Her Eat Spoiled Rice

OFW in Saudi Arabia Asks For Help After Employer Locked Her in The Stockroom and Made Her Eat Spoiled Rice

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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Thanks to the video of a Filipina domestic helper which became viral, the poor domestic helper from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is finally safe from her abusive employer. In the viral video, it can be that a woman is speaking wholeheartedly throughout the video. The woman was identified as EdrelynCauntoy. According to Cauntoy, her employer locked her inside a stockroom and was only fed with noodles at night and was even made to eat spoiled rice. This all happened after her Saudi Arabia ID got expired. “Simula ho kasi nung 12 ng gabi, pinababa ako ng amo kong babae rito. Sabi niya po dito nalang po ako sa baba. Mag-antay nalang daw po ako dito po sa stockroom,” says Edrelyn. These irregular meals made her feel sick. “Hilung-Hilo narinpoako. Masamanapoangpakiramd
Know The Law: Employer Must Not Stop Staff From Praying

Know The Law: Employer Must Not Stop Staff From Praying

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The employer is bound to streamline prayer timing for his employees and allow them to pray. Such a decent and disciplined worker should be encouraged rather than be demoralised. Performing well and being committed, reliable, punctual and honest are good assets in favour of this technician who should be rewarded instead of being reprimanded. Unless the employer and worker agreed in writing upon sealing the employment contract that he should shave off his beard, he (the employer) is not entitled to ask him (worker) to do so. However, the employer may ask his employee to cut short his beard if it does hamper his duties or performance. As for prayer, the employer must not ask him to stop praying during duty. On the contrary, the employer, as per Article No (2) of the ministerial decre...
Pinay OFW Complains Abusive Kuwait Employer Who Removed Her Toe Nail, Rescued

Pinay OFW Complains Abusive Kuwait Employer Who Removed Her Toe Nail, Rescued

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In a news reported by GMA News “24 Oras” on Monday, another OFW working in Kuwait is seeking for immediate help because of being maltreated by employer. Further, she expressed her desire to go back to her family in the Philippines. A 34-year old domestic helper named Marjorie Lizada had complained of being maltreated while working in Kuwait. In a conversation with her cousin Juliet Magtanan, she shared her horrible experience and had thought of just going home. According to Juliet, Marjorie told her that aside from being physically abused and hurt to the extent of pulling her toe nail, the son of her employer had been sexually harassing her. Juliet shared she advised Marjorie to find a way to escape but the poor helper claimed it wouldn’t be possible because all the doors in the
OFW Complains About Selfish Employer; Uses ‘Flat Iron’ to Cook Food

OFW Complains About Selfish Employer; Uses ‘Flat Iron’ to Cook Food

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A video of an OFW in Saudi Arabia showcasing her “out of the box” cooking method has gone viral over the internet. The Filipina overseas worker, identified as Red L Lee, uploaded a Facebook video of her using a flat iron to cook her meal. In the 3 minutes and 24 seconds video that she uploaded on Facebook, Lee shows how she fries seven pieces of small sausages in a pan placed on a flat iron turned upside down. The Pinay household worker also vented her frustration with a touch of humor in her post claiming that her employer does not feed her properly. “Ang hirap maging isang OFW lalo na kung ang amo ay madamot sa pagkain. Kahit itlog lang na lutuin nagagalit pa. Ang saklap pa kahit patago ka na magluto na aamoy nya pa! May pagka pusa talaga ang kamil,” she posted. Lee ex
Filipina in Kuwait Begs to be Rescued from ‘Abusive’ Employer

Filipina in Kuwait Begs to be Rescued from ‘Abusive’ Employer

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As the body of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis is on its way back home, another distressed Filipina worker in Kuwait is seeking the help of Philippine authorities to rescue her from her employer. In a Facebook video, Faith (not her real name) showed bruises on her left arm while crying to help her escape from the abuses she suffers from her current employer who allegedly beats her. “Please po tulungan niyo ko, gusto ko nang umuwi… please po tulungan niyo ko, kinukulong ako ng amo ko, sinasaktan ako ng amo ko,” Faith said in the video reported by GMA News. In January this year, Faith said that she was “sold” by her former employer to her current boss, who caused her emotional and physical abuse. Meanwhile, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said in a statement that they have
Know the law: Employer Must Bear Recruitment Expenses

Know the law: Employer Must Bear Recruitment Expenses

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Rules for termination of limited period contract and unlimited period contract are different. I have been working in Dubai since 2012 and recently changed my job. I am now employed in a reputed four-star hotel in Dubai. I have completed five months of employment, but wish to leave the company prior to completion of my probation period, which is of six months' duration. However, my employer is asking me to pay Dh2,900 against my recruitment expenses which were supposedly incurred by my employer. Is this correct? An employer cannot ask you to compensate it for the recruitment expenses incurred by it, as this practice is unlawful in the UAE. However, it may be noted that there are distinctive rules regarding termination of limited period employment contract and unlimited period emplo...
Filipina OFW Receives House and Lot from UAE Employer

Filipina OFW Receives House and Lot from UAE Employer

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A Filipina OFW received a house and lot from her UAE employer. Her employer also promised to fund the construction of her dream house. She started working in her employer’s household in 1998. A Filipina OFW (overseas Filipino worker) received Dh 23,000 (around PHP 315,000) from her employer in Abu-Dhabi. According to The Filipino Times, Dina Tenerife Celo wanted to buy a piece of land in her hometown in Camarines Sur. Her employer Melissa McPike then promised to fund the construction of her dream home and even told her that she would be her first visitor once the house is done. “Mangiyak-ngiyak ako sa sobrang tuwa… ‘Di ko yun inaasahan. Randomly, inabot nalang ni Ma’am Missa ‘yung pera sa akin. Sabi n’ya alam daw nilang wala akong naipon man lang dahil tumutulong din
ALERT UAE Expats! Your Employer Is Violating UAE Law If Fails To Do This!

ALERT UAE Expats! Your Employer Is Violating UAE Law If Fails To Do This!

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Non-payment of salary by an employer is a violation of the labour laws in the UAE. Can quit job without notice if employer fails to pay I have been working in a Dubai company for the last four months. This is my first contract, but for three months I have not been paid. I now have an offer from a free zone company. Will I face a ban for not completing my first contract if I join that free zone company in Dubai and can prove that I have not been paid by my present employer? It is understood that you have been working at a company in Dubai for the last four months and you have not been paid your salary for the last three months. Further, it is assumed that at present, you are working for a non-free zone entity in Dubai and that your employment is subject to provisions of the Federal...
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